|Golf Finch waiting to its turn for the feeder.|
During the past month of January and the beginning of February, the weather here in Minnesota has been quite unusual. We normally have temperatures in the low teens and many times below zero. This winter though we have had weather that has stretched from well below zero one week, to that of rain and lightening in the next. Weather patterns have been unusual to say the least. Last night as I was about to go to sleep, I could hear the pitter-patter of raindrops on the skylight above my bed. The normal high for February at this time is around 30 degrees during the daylight hours and below freezing at night, so to hear rain late in the evening is a little unnerving. On top of this, a friend from Wyoming said that the spring robins started to arrive. She was worried that they would have nothing to eat this early in the year. Someone commented with jest that they would have to eat frozen worms! I do understand that global warming has changed our weather in that the poles are starting to melt, which in turn might begin to drastically change the weather throughout the planet. This is a concern to be sure.
This week Anne is off work with Educational Testing Service, of which she does online. It has been refreshing to have her with the kids and I during the day. I see a more relaxed wife with having the time to enjoy her children and myself. As for my day, homeschooling has been less stressed while we spend more time with Anne. I have especially enjoyed sitting around early in the morning having coffee with Anne.
|Cardinals enjoying seeds on the ground.|
|Hummingbirds love Anne's flowers.|